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Cyclone Idai: 750 reported dead

Cyclone Idai: 750 reported dead

Cyclone Idai’s death toll has risen above 750 in the three southern African countries hit 10 days ago by the storm, as workers try to restore electricity and water and prevent an outbreak of cholera. In Mozambique the number of dead has risen to 446, with 259 dead in Zimbabwe and at least 56 dead in Malawi. […]

Emiliano Sala’s body identified

Emiliano Sala’s body identified

The body recovered from the wreckage of a crashed plane is that of Cardiff City player Emiliano Sala, Dorset Police have said. Sala, 28, was travelling to Cardiff in a plane piloted by David Ibbotson, which went missing over the English Channel on 21 January. The body was recovered late on Wednesday after the wreckage […]

Apartment block collapses in Turkey

Apartment block collapses in Turkey

An eight-storey apartment block has collapsed in the Turkish city of Istanbul, killing one person, while other people were injured or are trapped beneath rubble. Video from a residential area in the city’s Kartal district shows rescuers at work around a mound of debris. Reports suggest at least four people may be missing, and a […]

Football player Sala’s missing plane found

Football player Sala’s missing plane found

This is the first picture of Emiliano Sala’s doomed plane lying 220ft down on the bed of the English Channel as it was revealed a victim has been found in the wreckage. The haunting image of the wreckage was released by the Air Accident Investigation Branch today whose team also revealed that the body of either […]

Car bomb attack in Somalia kills at least 11 people

Car bomb attack in Somalia kills at least 11 people

A powerful car bomb has exploded at a shopping mall in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least 11 people, security officials said. Police officer Mohamed Hussein said 10 people were also injured in Monday’s blast in an explosives-laden car parked near a mall close to Mogadishu’s local government offices. “Several dead people were removed from a […]

Death toll in Brazil dam collapse rises to 110

Death toll in Brazil dam collapse rises to 110

A Brazilian official says the number of confirmed deaths from last Friday’s collapse of a dam at an iron ore mine has risen to 110 from 99. Lt. Flavio Godinho of the Minas Gerais state civil defense agency said Thursday that 238 people are listed as missing. The Minas Gerais Fire Department has said it […]

Strong earthquake hits Mexico

Strong earthquake hits Mexico

A strong earthquake struck Mexico’s southern Pacific coast Friday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the magnitude 6.6 quake struck about 10:15 a.m. local time (11:15 a.m. EST) and was centered some 10 miles south of Tapachula in the southern state of Chiapas. It struck at a depth of 40 miles. The governor of Chiapas, Rutilio Escandón, […]

Extreme cold weather kills 13 in USA

Extreme cold weather kills 13 in USA

The deadly polar vortex that paralyzed the U.S. Midwest has killed at least 13 people and left tens of millions of Americans shivering for a second day as temperatures plunged to record-breaking lows and the cold snap moved over towards the East Coast. The painfully cold weather system that put much of the Midwest into […]

Heavy snowfall hits UK

Heavy snowfall hits UK

Heavy snow is sweeping eastwards across the UK, disrupting travel. The freezing weather is moving across southern England and Wales, affecting Wiltshire, Hampshire, Sussex and Kent. There are warnings of rail delays and flights cancellations into Friday morning. The Met Office has warned of “treacherous driving conditions” in some southern areas. There are two yellow […]

Brazil Dam Disaster: 65 bodies found and many missing

Brazil Dam Disaster: 65 bodies found and many missing

The death toll from a Brazilian dam collapse at an iron mine rose to 65 on Monday, according to officials. Authorities say 427 people were in the Córrego do Feijão mine in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais when the dam burst Friday, unleashing a muddy sea of mining debris into the region. Hundreds of […]

Guyana plane crash: Six injured

Guyana plane crash: Six injured

Six passengers suffered non-life threatening injuries when a Canada-bound plane crashed shortly after take-off outside of Guyana’s capital. The Fly Jamaica flight made an emergency landing at Cheddi Jagan International Airport, in Timehri, at about 02:00 local time (06:00 GMT). It had taken off not long before heading for Toronto. The Boeing 757, carrying 126 […]